Coyote Shivers was charged with violating a restraining order which his ex-wife, NCIS star Pauley Perette had against him when a fight broke out in a Hollywood restaurant.

Shivers and his new wife were eating at the same restaurant that Perrette and her fiancé were dining at, when the argument occurred, according to TMZ. Although Shivers had insisted that he and his wife, Mayra Dias Gomas, had coincidentally been dining at the same restaurant as Perette, the judge felt otherwise. 

Perrette has been divorced since 2006, but her ex-husband, a musician who appeared in the 1995 film Empire Records, has reportedly been causing trouble for the actress.

If convicted, Shivers - currently on probation for harassing Perrette's lawyer - could face up to a year-and-a-half in jail, based on the report.

But Mayra Dias Gomes is standing by her husband. Her Twitter photo's wallpaper is a photo of herself wearing a "Free Coyote Shivers" T-shirt. On Sunday she tweeted:

Shivers and Perrette broke up in 2004 after four years of marriage. Shivers was previously married to American fashion model Bebe Buell, who had also claimed Shivers harrassed her, both during and after their relationship.